Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, the Brahmaputra, Bihu dance and Assam. There are things that naturally belong to each other. Tea and Dr Pradip Baruah are similarly bonded. Tea. It is just the one single syllable. Merely a beverage for most of us. In Jorhat, however, it is life itself. Tea gardens surround the city. More than… Continue reading A writer’s brew
“There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in” ~ Leonard Cohen This week we travel to Kerala – virtually, of course. We speak with Mr. Anil George at Harrisons Malayalam to understand how the tea sector is faring in God’s own country. For readers unfamiliar with Kerala – a bit of… Continue reading Silver Linings
The world suddenly pressed Pause. Humans retreated and other species found it safe to reclaim their portion of Earth. This precipitous withdrawal of humans to their protected colonies and houses inadvertently had an impact closer home. You can see it in the furrowed brows and promptly pinched purses of entrepreneurs. Passion – and not a… Continue reading Pause. Hit Refresh.
What if writing about tea was your hobby but you had never had a peep inside a tea processing factory? Well, we suffered from just this “character flaw” and that just had to be rectified. Oh, that image of Nilgiris in the monsoon – was that alluring or was it alluring. We reached out to… Continue reading The classroom at 6500 feet
Have a cup of tea. Save an elephant. That is what Tenzing Bodosa’s farm would like to achieve. Pondicherry is smallest district in India at 9 sq km. Kutch in Gujarat, on the other hand, is the largest at a mammoth 45,650 sq km area. Udalguri in Assam is relatively middling sized. Stretching 1,700 sq… Continue reading Tea for Tusker
We have all seen photographs of tea plantations. Primly groomed row upon row of tea bushes. Each bush, neat and tidy, pruned to about waist height. The leaves and bud eminently accessible, plucked with ease by an experienced picker. And that is the source of most of the tea we drink. Now imagine a forest… Continue reading Wild tea and Forest trails
It must be the air of Darjeeling. How else do you explain the change in plans of Souvik Nandy and Tathagata Samanta? Two Economics undergrads who reach the State Bank of India, Darjeeling for their summer internship. Their internship goes very well – from analyzing income statements and balance sheets, understanding unit economics and pricing… Continue reading The Kolkata Boys evoke Nostealgia
If you are looking to spice up your Christmas party, Orange spiced iced tea may just be the drink to set it off on the right note. We tried it and found that it has a good balance between the mellow taste of tea, tanginess of orange and the flavours of spice. How to make it?… Continue reading Christmas Tea Party